Pulmonary manifestations of chronic liver disease

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Pulmonary consequences of chronic liver diseases can be classified in terms of their effects on the pleural space, lung parenchyma (airways and interstitium), and pulmonary circulation. Clinically, such liver-lung problems can result in varying degrees of hypoxemia, restrictive or obstructive lung physiology, and pulmonary hemodynamic abnormalities. This review addresses some of the recent clinical literature and emphasizes liver- lung problems from the pulmonary perspective, including concerns that arise in liver transplant candidates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Pulmonary Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000


  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatic hydrothorax
  • Hepatopulmonary
  • Portopulmonary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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